Relevant QI Publications by Centre Members

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Clemens KK, Brahmania M, Weernink C, Lotfy K, Rjoob H, Berberich A, Gob A. Reducing hyperglycaemia post-kidney and liver transplant: a quality improvement initiative. BMJ Open Quality 2022;11:e001796. doi:

D’Cruz J, McIntyre N, Devlin M, Nicholson JM, Mrkobrada M, Lau S, Spicer E. Is it Virtually Worth It? Cost−analysis of telehealth monitoring for community-based COVID-19 positive patients. Can J Int Med. 2022; 17(4): 22-23. doi:

DeKraker C, Kemp AJ, Simon A, Rey C, Cheng H, Kiani Z, Fulford A, Nugent S, Singh D, Deotare U. Quality improvement initiative to improve revaccination rates after autologous stem cell transplantation. BMJ Open Qual. 2022 Jun;11(2):e001802. doi: PMID: 35768170; PMCID: PMC9244670.

Lee S, Ramondino S, Gallo K, Moist L. A quantitative and qualitative study on patient and physician perceptions of nephrology telephone consultation during Covid-19. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2022 Jan 5.

You P, Liu J, Moist L, Fung K, Strychowsky J. Improving Timeliness in Surgical Discharge Summary Distribution: A Quality Improvement Initiative. OTO Open. 2022, Vol. 6(4): 1-6.


Deotare U, Fulford A, Xenocostas A, Nugent S, Reiger S, Mussio M, Caldwell D, Halley C, Gob A. Increasing Capacity for Autologous STEM Cell Transplants by Outpatient Conditioning Therapy: A Quality Improvement Study. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. 2021 Mar;(23): S93-S94.


Carson J, Gottheil S. Rheum Service: Improving virtual care during COVID-19. BMJ Open Quality, 2020;9(Suppl 1): A12.

Carson J, Taabazuing M, Sider C, Payne, M, Behzadian, Y, et al. Reducing unnecessary patient isolation on general medicine units. BMJ Open Quality 2020;9(1): A9-A10.

Lok C, Huber T, Lee T, Shenoy S, Yevzlin A, Abreo K, Allon M, Asif A, Astor B, Glickman M, Graham J, Moist L, Rajan D, Roberts C, Vachharajani T, Valentini R. KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Apr;75(4 Suppl 2): S1-S164.

Sachedina AK, Mota S, Lorenzin J, Allegretti M, Leyser M, Gob A, McKelvie R. Effect of a formalised discharge process which includes electronic delivery of prescriptions to pharmacies on the incidence of delayed prescription retrieval. BMJ Open Quality 2020;9: e000849.

Suri R, Antonsen J, Banks C, Clark D, Davison S, Frenette C, Kappel J, MacRae J, Mac-Way F, Mathew A, Moist L, Qirjazi E, Tennankore K, Vorster H. Management of outpatient hemodialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations from the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2020 Sep; 7.

Tai F, Chin-Yee I, Gob A, et al. Reducing overutilisation of serum vitamin D testing at a tertiary care centre. BMJ Open Quality. 2020;9: e000929–938.


Bateman EA, Gob A, Chin-Yee I, et al. Reducing waste: A guidelines-based approach to reducing inappropriate vitamin D and TSH testing in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. BMJ Open Quality 2019;8: e000674.

Brahmania M, Renner EL, Coffin CS, Yoshida EM, Wong P, Zeman M, Shah H. Choosing Wisely Canada-Top Five List in Hepatology: Official Position Statement of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC). Ann Hepatol. 2019 Jan-Feb;18(1):165-171.

Carson J, Gottheil S, Dyck B, Rice T. Paging the right resident the first time on General Internal Medicine: A quality improvement project. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2019;45(10):711-716.

Carson J, Gottheil S, Lawson S, Rice T. London Transfer Project: Reducing medication incidents after discharge from hospital to long-term care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2019;20(4): 481-486.

Gob A, Bhalla A, Aseltine L, Chin-Yee I. Reducing two-unit red cell transfusions on the oncology ward: A choosing wisely initiative. BMJ Open Qual 2019;8: e000521.

Ismail O, Chin-Yee I, Gob A, et al. Reducing red blood cell folate testing: A case study in utilisation management. BMJ Open Qual. 2019;8(1): e000531.

Jalbert R, Gob A, Chin‐Yee I. Decreasing daily blood work in hospitals: What works and what doesn't. Int J Lab Hematol. 2019;41(Suppl 1): 151‐ 161.

Muanda FT, Weir MA, Bathini L, Blake P, Chauvin K, Dixon S, McArthur E, Sontrop J, Moist L, Garg A. Association of Baclofen with encephalopathy in patients with chronic kidney diseaseJAMA. 2019;322(20): 1987–1995.